Give us some sumptuous dark decor, a lush forest ceremony bathed in candlelight, and a super gorgeous gothic couple who totally know how to put an ensemble together. Add in a few D&D and wizard touches, and we're all on this geeky-gothic train. Plus, we love any family who is down for anything as long as there's cake.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of outdoor posts.
It be Talk Like a Pirate Day again, me hearties, and Offbeat Bride readers can always be counted on to give us amazing pirate-themed weddings. This year we've got amazing handmade pirate garb, historical dances, necklaces instead of rings, and even a released mini Kraken. Strap on yer boots, ye landlubber, and take a look.
A painted mailbox, an adorably awkward bride/grandfather walk down the aisle, and a top-your-own doughnut bar — oh hell yeah, this wedding is Fun City. This wedding also has one of the funniest moments we've read about in awhile. Let's just say there was a really big mix-up in locations.
Get ready for tandem bicycles, colored crinoline (with matching veil!), and the prettiest little backyard wedding we've seen in a while. It may be small, but it packs a punch in emotion. Don't miss their custom Cards Against Humanity deck, handmade flower bouquet, and major board game setup. These two are introverts, but it didn't stop them from sharing a lot of amazing non-spotlight time with those they love most. Learn from then, fellow introverts!
Look, let me just say in advance: we put a lot of puppy shots into this wedding. It couldn't be resisted. It just happened and now you have to live with it. You're welcome. But really, the views in this wedding alone make it a must-see. Oh, and the flower girl dresses. And the rainbow cakes. Oh yeah, and the sweet father/daughter dance to Green Day. Oh and yeah, the most adorable puppers ever to crash a ceremony. Don't take my word for it: go look!
Hiking a mile and a half with your nearest and dearest probably isn't for everyone, but this outdoorsy pair and their awesome family and friends took on the challenge. And boy, was it worth it! We're talking cliff views, trees everywhere, and a picnic and lawn games reception. Plus, there's a gorgeous video that'll take your breath away. Oh, and don't miss the special message written in sandwiches!
Did someone say "gorgeous outdoor lawn games and square dancing wedding?" Yeah, I just knew you were thinking about it. Well get on board with this one: croquet, cigars, bow ties, and the couple handing out ice cream. Plus, you'll love the ceremony structure and big ol' singalong at the end. To what song, you ask? RING OF FIRE!
Burning sky sunsets, sand underfoot, crashing waves, and just four people: it's an intimate beach elopement that will make anyone searching for peace in planning salivate. If you're longing for some getaway fantasies, come fantasize here.
This is the story of a media-obsessed bride becoming wedding media herself. But in this case, the bride totally made peace with her obsession and ended up with a wedding to rival all the ones she idolized. Her red gown, colorful fall decor, and epic venue with a mountain backdrop all make us wish we were right there with them. Just watch out for Zorro and Pancho Villa… there's bound to be a fight there.
We don't even know where to start with this explosion of awesome, so let's just gush: metal rocket ships, plastic reindeer, vintage arcade games and a jukebox, wine barrels, vintage furniture, antlers, succulents… all DIYed to blissful, farm-raised local perfection.
This couple and their friends are artists and IT SHOWS. The metal ceremony arch the groom made will knock you out, too. Oh, and wait until you hear the coincidence with the sweetheart table chairs!
Oh, rural mountain views… you tease us with your splendor and ability to lure in gorgeous tiny weddings like this one. Cowboy boots, acoustic guitars, and carrot cake await you. The flowers, campfire, and sunny weather just taunt you. And we're all falling in love with these sage-wielding, poem reading yogis and Deadheads.